Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania

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Pine Grove Furnace State Park is a protected Pennsylvania area that includes Laurel and Fuller Lakes in Cooke Township of Cumberland County. The Park accommodates various outdoor recreation activities, protects the remains of the Pine Grove Iron Works (1764), and was the site of Laurel Forge (1830), Pine Grove Park (1880s), and a brick plant (1892). The Park is from exit 37 of Interstate 81 on Pennsylvania Route 233.Pine Grove Furnace State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of State Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".HistoryThe state park's historic place on the national register is the Pine Grove Iron Works of about 176acre with structures associated with the 1764 Pine Grove Furnace, which ended production in 1895. The 1870 South Mountain RR and the subsequent 1891 Hunter's Run and Slate Belt Railroad provided the railway lines to the industrial areas of the state park.
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  • Loved this state park and will definitely be going back. Beautiful wooded spots, great for swimming, hiking and Kayaking. Several other state parks in the area with great hikes. Pole Steeple Trail is ...  more »
  • fairly close to home yet seems like miles and miles.....clean, quiet, peaceful....great for weekend get aways..  more »
  • Fall Weekend Getaway We spent the weekend of September 15 & 16, 2017 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park Campground. It was a fall weekend getaway in our Motorhome with our 3 cocker spaniels. Excellent c...  more »
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  • I've been in pretty much every state park in PA... Pine Grove is deff top 5. Great spot. Good hiking trails. 3 lakes. Organized group camping. The odor of pines makes the difference!!!
  • Awesome place to go for a hike and get away from civilization for a little while. I take the kids up to Pole Steeple and the love it. Views are incredible! Highly recommend it.
  • This park is perfect for any Appalachian trail fan. Everyone who I've encountered in this park has been beyond helpful and generally super friendly! Gorgeous views!
  • Nice state park, also the home of half gallon ice cream challenge for AT thru hikers. A lot of picnic tables and toilets throughout the park. A general store offers sandwiches, wraps, cold drinks, and some food resupplies. Free shower and a snack bar near the lake as well.
  • Walked right thru this place on my AT hike. Nice place with a pavilion, small swimming lake, and the Appalachian trail museum. Also the little store there has good food and icecream!

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